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Particle Photon

SKU: CE00037

$34.95 AUD, inc GST

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Particle Photon
34.95 AUD

SKU: CE00037

$34.95 AUD, inc GST
12 reviews 0 5 4.8
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The Particle Photon is seriously amazing. You're looking at a board less than 3.6cm x 2cm that packs Wi-Fi connectivity, a powerful ARM Cortex 32-bit processor, enough connectivity and peripherals for the most advanced project, plus complete integration with the most advanced cloud-based user environment! That's right, the folks from Particle (formerly Spark) are back, and they've upped the microcontroller game in a way that few can compete with. The cloud IDE is based on Wiring which means it can be programmed with the same, easy to use code abstraction as Arduino, with the power and flexibility of C++.

So what makes the Photon so amazing? Let's look at some of the tech specs which are packed into this byte sized board:

  • 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi
  • Broadcom MCB43362 Wi-Fi controller
  • STM32F205 ARM Cortex M3 processor
  • 120Mhz clock speed
  • 1MB flash memory
  • 128KB RAM
  • 18 GPIO pins
  • UART, JTAG, I2C, SPI, ADC, DAC, CAN and USB hardware peripherals
  • 3.3V operating voltage

All of this seamlessly integrates with Particle.io which has a fully fledged cloud-based IDE to program your board Over-the-Air (OTA), monitor your devices and logs, plus intuitively integrate webhooks and IoT services. With official support for channels like IFTTT, the Photon is truly in a class of its own. It connects to your computer/power via microUSB and also has exposed Vin pins for use with external power supplies and batteries.

The Particle cloud is designed to be simple and intuitive enough for DIY enthusiasts and makers, yet powerful and highly integrated to be the next platform of choice for startups and big businesses alike. For more info on the Photon and it's cloud functionality, check out the Particle docs.

This Photon comes with pre-soldered male headers to make it even easier to use with your next project. For awesome project ideas for your Photon, check out our Projects and Tutorials.

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Documentation and Resources:
  • IOT Shed
  • The driver behind this project is to allow the remote control of some of the equipment in my shed. I have a CNC router/laser cutter that uses my compressor and dust extractor whilst it is running, and well whats the point in having a computer comtrolled machine if you have to hang around and turn the other auxiliary bits on and off?!? There are a million ways to skin a cat, and the same is true about this project. However after ...
  • IoT Mailbox
  • Getting letters and parcels is awesome, what’s not so awesome though is when you miss the postman and you don’t know if that important bit of mail arrived or not. Such a frustrating, yet mundane problem can be solved by creating an Internet of Things mailbox!...
  • IoT House
  • These days we can do just about anything on our phone, we can control so many aspects of our lives using the technology in our pocket, but the most mundane aspects of our lives; opening the garage door, blindly reaching for the light switch in the dark, opening the front door when we get home, still relies on manual interaction. So I created the Particle IoT House, which contains servo motors to open and close the front and gara...

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Customer Reviews

  1. Review by Shayne verified purchaser

    Initial setup was easy and went well, but have since struggled with the Particle Web and Desktop IDE. The hardware is good, the concept is great, the potential is massive, but I'm not a fan of the software which your forced to use. (Posted on 19/04/2017)

  2. Review by Marlon verified purchaser

    The Particle Photon is the perfect device for building internet enabled devices as it has Wi-Fi connectivity and firmware code (Arduino compatible) is compiled and synced to the cloud. Community support is great and there is a ton of libraries that help developing code a breeze. (Posted on 30/03/2017)

  3. Review by Chris verified purchaser

    The Particle Photon is simply one of the best IoT devices ever invented in my opinion. I found the coding a little more complicated than Arduino, but once I got used to it I was away. An incredibly versatile must-have for any DIYer. (Posted on 14/03/2017)

  4. Review by Vlasta verified purchaser

    Ideal for small home automation projects (Posted on 18/02/2017)

  5. Review by Craig verified purchaser

    early stages of use but quite satisfied with product so far (Posted on 30/01/2017)

  6. Review by Luke verified purchaser

    This is a great little unit. I've been introducing it to my electronics students and we're designing a pet dog feeder that is controlled from your mobile phone. The online support is excellent too. (Posted on 7/10/2016)

  7. Review by Alex verified purchaser

    Mind blown. The photon is so much better than an Arduino it's not funny.
    Coding is very similar to the Arduino, but the photon platform is way better with WIFI out of the box, OTA flashing, 120Mhz processor... The list goes on.
    The only downside is the limited IO pins, but nothing some I2C IO expanders won't fix. (Posted on 19/07/2016)

  8. Review by Shaun verified purchaser

    This development board is extremely easy to use with extensive library support. It's more than powerful enough for the projects I have undertaken. I highly recommend it! (Posted on 12/07/2016)

  9. Review by Greg verified purchaser

    This little board is amazing! Bought one and I'm hooked. Already planning to use another in my next project (Posted on 4/06/2016)

  10. Review by Cameron verified purchaser

    Great product - using it to alert me when all sorts of things happen around the home, then to act on the alerts. (Posted on 26/04/2016)

  11. Review by Karl verified purchaser

    Great item for me with limited programming knowledge. ....easy to setup...doing project in no time at all....recommended (Posted on 3/04/2016)

  12. Review by Grant verified purchaser

    Particle Photon is a nice and easy IoT device that will be up and running within 10 Minutes and has all the back-end systems already built in to allow anyone to get something working in a short space of time. (Posted on 21/03/2016)

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Unit 18, 132 Garden Grove Parade
NSW, 2289

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